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Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:45pm

The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat.

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

Erica Werner and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:43pm

Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.

Passengers in viral airline videos have same lawyer

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:33pm

The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight earlier this month.

Lawsuit claims ex-Fox News host was harassed online by Fox

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:23pm

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said in a lawsuit Monday she believes network operatives used bogus social media accounts to torture her after she complained about sexual harassment.

Man pleads no contest to arson in 2014 Los Angeles inferno

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:12pm

A man who a witness said was angry about the killing of a black man by police in Missouri pleaded no contest Monday to igniting a huge inferno in downtown Los Angeles that destroyed a block of apartments under construction.

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:54pm

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy.

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dead

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:54pm

Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88.

Alitalia workers nix deal to avoid airline bankruptcy

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34pm

Alitalia employees late Monday rejected a government-brokered package of job and wage cuts that was aimed at saving Italy's flagship airline from bankruptcy.

APNewsBreak: Illinois tech chief's memberships cost $208K

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34pm

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's technology czar has contracted to spend $208,000 in tax dollars for two professional memberships even though the state is without a budget and is billions of dollars in debt, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Governor tightens regulations after boy's waterslide death

Allison Kite, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34pm

The death of a colleague's son spurred the governor in the often anti-regulation Kansas to toughen the state's inspection requirements for amusement parks on Monday.

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34pm

The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market.

In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming

Rebecca Blackwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:25pm

For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City's toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. A massive new water treatment plant is about to change this.

Official: 'Silver lining' in hacker, foreign nation alliance

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:01pm

Foreign governments that rely on the services of private criminal hackers leave their operations vulnerable to being exposed and disrupted, creating a "silver living" for U.S. law enforcement investigations of cyberattacks, a top Justice Department official said Monday.

Figures on government spending and debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:01pm

Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

Hasbro heads for the loo and business booms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:01pm

Business for Hasbro is in the toilet, which turns out to be a pretty good place.

CR Bard and Fifth Third Bancorp surge while Ventas sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

A federal prosecutor said Monday that politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman as they try to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to resolve the case diplomatically.

AP Exclusive: Amid cuts, new Iowa building gets pricey redo

Ryan J. Foley and Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars remodeling the interior of the newest state office building in Des Moines is moving ahead despite budget cuts that are slicing an array of state programs and services, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

Jury divided in 1st trial for Cliven Bundy's Nevada standoff

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A federal jury in Las Vegas found two men guilty Monday in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014, but then deadlocked on federal charges against four others.

GM appeal of ignition switch ruling rejected by high court

Tom Krisher and Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.